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Verizon Updates VCAST Music on Android, Download Full-track DRM-free Songs for Cheap

The VCAST Music app from Verizon received a substantial update this morning that delivers full-track songs, ringtones and ringback tones together through one application.  You can now purchase full-length DRM-free tracks ranging from 69 cents all the way up to $1.29 and charge them directly to your bill.

I gave the app a quick 5-minute walk-through and don’t have anything awful to say about it.  Many of you aren’t fans of VCAST apps, but you can’t completely hate on another outlet for DRM-free music purchases that can be stuck right on your VZW bill.  And I even found fairly new tracks like the newest from Lupe Fiasco you are seeing above and Dre’s “I Need a Dr.”  Worth a look in my opinion.  

MOBILE MUSIC FROM VERIZON WIRELESS DELIVERS A NEW TUNE

Updated V CAST Music App Puts Full Songs, Ringtones and Ringback Tones All in One Place for the First Time

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless said today the company has updated its V CAST Music app, enabling Android™ smartphone customers to get and enjoy the music they want easily and at lower prices.  For the first time, V CAST Music brings full-track songs, ringtones and ringback tones together in one easy-to-use application.

The new version of V CAST Music, available on Android smartphones running Android 2.1 or higher, lets customers purchase full-track songs in high-quality MP3 format without DRM.

V CAST Music will now also offer full-track songs for 69 cents, 99 cents or $1.29 per song, which can be downloaded over the air to a smartphone, and then easily moved to a computer or other MP3-compatible device using V CAST Media Manager.

“Verizon Wireless is taking a leap forward with V CAST Music.  We’re bringing the different kinds of music people love to have on their phones together in one, easy-to-use application, making it easy for customers to get what they want at lower prices,” said Greg Haller, vice president, Consumer Solutions for Verizon Wireless.  “We’ve added features to V CAST Music that make it simple and more fun to enjoy your favorite music on your phone and with your friends and family.”

Using the new V CAST Music, customers will be able to purchase multiple formats of the same song – full track, ringtone and ringback tone – at a discounted price in select bundles. Customers can easily purchase and manage Jukeboxes of ringback tones that will rotate messages so callers hear different tones each time they call.  V CAST Music now features a wish list, so customers can indicate what music they would like to purchase in the future, a “recommendations” button so they can send music suggestions to friends and family for them to preview or purchase using the app.

V CAST Music comes preloaded on select Android smartphones, and existing customers will be prompted to upgrade the next time they launch the app.  Customers that have phones without V CAST Music on the app screen, can download the new version from the Verizon Channel in the Android Martket.  The app is free to download, but customers must have a data package on their account.  Data and usage charges may apply when browsing, previewing and downloading music.

For more information on V CAST Music, visit www.verizonwireless.com/music.  For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go towww.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

  • frobthebuilder

    Lol why are you using motoblur?

  • adam

    I love those songs

  • Michael

    VCAST is a big joke.

  • Anonymous

    “Free Things For Cheap”

  • Anonymous

    One of my favorite things about Android is the apps that let you have free music.

    • Geri O

      Yeah, go ahead and enjoy that free music that some songwriter isn’t compensated for. Before long, they will tell you to WRITE YOUR OWN DAMN MUSIC.

      Are we supposed to work for free? Why don’t you try flipping burgers at McDonald’s for free and see how you like it?

      • Detroitmadden

        Main stream artist are compensated just fine!

  • http://twitter.com/BlackNyellow777 bob

    WOW I love you for showing a Lupe Fiasco song <3

    • MrBlackHP

      LASERS!

    • Anonymous

      YES!!!!! AL BLACK EVERYTHING!

  • Mr. Joe

    I like VCAST song ID.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like Amazon MP3, but more expensive. Pass.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    1.29 is cheap??

    • Anonymous

      They were showing an example. The article says 69 cents up to 1.29, but I am erring on the side of the music being on the $0.99+ side for sure just because it is VZW.

      Doesn’t matter to me. I highly doubt the VCAST library will consist of the less mainstream stuff I listen to anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Awww sweet downloading now!!! Bwahhhaaa!! Come on Verizon, stop it

  • Mth2134

    So….why post anything but stuff on tbolt and xoom? Seems like that gets people all jacked up and in the mood for “my opinion is better” comments.
    Anyways, this is prob the only vcast app worth a crap.

  • Mth2134

    So….why post anything but stuff on tbolt and xoom? Seems like that gets people all jacked up and in the mood for “my opinion is better” comments.
    Anyways, this is prob the only vcast app worth a crap.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

    I will never try V-Anything.

  • JoeLivesLife

    Pass. I think I will stay with Slacker. Ill reserve this for must have songs..

  • Anonymous

    i dont like to pay for things that i can easily get for free

    • Anonymous

      I hope you’re talking about Pandors/Slacker, and not being a thief. If the former, then OK. If the latter, why would you go around bragging that you steal stuff? It would be like some smug little prick saying, “I don’t care if the WiFi version of the XOOM is on sale; I’m just going to steal one from Best Buy anyway. Stupid losers who pay retail!”

      • Guest

        Downloading music from peer to peer networks or torrents is not illegal…its when you start sharing it that it becomes a crime

        • http://twitter.com/JWort93 Joseph Wortman

          That is completely untrue.

        • Anonymous

          Oh, OK. So it’s fine to download copyrighted content as long as you don’t share it.

          Good luck with that if you ever get caught. Something tells me a judge wouldn’t see it the same way. You know, because you’re wrong and all.

      • Anonymous

        pandroa/slacker/grooveshark/youtube/vevo

        and your xoom comment is retarded and therefore invalid. how can you compare something that is 800 vs something that is $.99

        • Longhairbilly

          I was not aware that price affected if stealing was a crime. I’m going to walk into a Dollar Store and take what I want and walk out.

          There is no crime here officer, this stuff is only a dollar.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Longairbilly

            How many people who illegally download music download one song?

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

          • Tcal

            I think you are missing the point, while a crime is a crime. Their nonetheless is a significant difference in the way that law enforcement deals with the criminal. You steal an item from the dollar store, they usually give you a warning. You steal an $800.00 tablet from Best Buy, that’s when it really matters. A crime is punished based on the value of what has been stolen/damaged; This is a fact of life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mobrienjr Michael OBrien

    DRM is awesome, but free music is better….anyways first

    • Anonymous

      I hope you typoed and meant “DRM-free is awesome.”